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In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.

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Complete credited cast:
... Charlotte
... Gaëlle
... Nicole
... Lionel
... Thierry
... Dan
... Arthur (voice)
... Speakerine TV
Anne Kessler ... Présentatrice émission TV
Roger Mollien ... Soldat poète émission TV
Florence Muller ... Critique d'art émission TV
Michel Vuillermoz ... Architecte émission TV
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Seven lonely lives in Paris: a middle-aged estate agent who thinks a colleague is sending messages in video tapes she loans him; his co-worker whose Bible is close at hand in times of stress; her late-night charge, who's an angry, nasty bedridden old man; his son, a patient bartender; the bartender's best patron, an ex-soldier who's lost his moorings while his fiancée looks for a large flat for them; and, the estate agent's much younger sister, who answers ads in the personal and waits in cafés with a red flower pinned on her jacket. Will any connect? Can open hearts trump fears? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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For six strangers in search of love, the City of Lights can be a very lonely place.

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22 November 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Private Fears in Public Places  »

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Budget:

€12,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,391, 13 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$134,240, 13 July 2007
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There is a Scarborough poster in Thierry's home. The English seaside resort of Scarborough is the home of the play's author, Sir Alan Ayckbourn. See more »

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When Charlotte has the tomato soup thrown at her by Arthur, the front of her blouse and sweater have large reddish stains on them. When Lionel returns home and is talking to her, the stains have disappeared. See more »

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Marche de la Garde Consulaire à Marengo
By Jean Furgeot
Performed by La Garde Républicaine
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Small gem on IFC....
14 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film is shown occasionally on IFC and is worth watching,some of the performances are quaint and subtle, and the romantic comedy is understated (Though I'm from the states I don't like over the top Hollywood "romantic comedies",actually find them saccharine and intolerable.) Needless to say,the vignettes here are a breath of fresh air. Worth noting is the performance of Sabine Azema,as Charlotte,Isabelle Carre as Gaelle, and Lambert Wilson as Dan.

The sets are original and in the backdrop of snow, in the city of Paris. Romantic and ironic, never trite or cloying. Worth more than one view for audiences with taste who cannot stomach yet another Hollywood serving of trite romance. Recommended.9/10.


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